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282 hits Rate me! Share Favorite | Flag 15 years ago by RaynDrop

When you leave a tip, do you tip on the pre-tax or after-tax bill?
I`ve heard you`re supposed to leave a tip on the before-tax bill, but I always leave a tip on the after-tax bill.


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15 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Wednesday 3/16/05 - 3:45:22 PM EST (GMT-5)
I always tip after-tax, and definetly more than 15%. Waiters and waitresses work HARD for their money, and when a table doesn't tip well, you feel so cheated. I feel really bad when I can't tip at least 20%.

endrant of former waitress.

15 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Wednesday 3/16/05 - 3:47:34 PM EST (GMT-5)
I don't really worry about giving EXACTLY 15% or whatever I think the waiter/waitress deserves, I just estimate, rounding up usually, generally my bills are not large enough that it would make much of a difference whether I figured the tip out from the before-tax bill or the after-tax bill.
15 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Saturday 3/19/05 - 8:47:30 PM EST (GMT-5)
Since taxes in restaurant in Montreal is 15%, I give the same amount of tip as the tax amount.
15 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Saturday 3/19/05 - 8:52:27 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yeah I estimate too. After taxes and it's usually more than 15%.
15 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Saturday 3/19/05 - 8:57:12 PM EST (GMT-5)
Pre...that's how it works.
15 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Thursday 3/31/05 - 8:00:34 PM EST (GMT-5)
I jus double the tax and leave them that much... it ends up being pretty accurate.
15 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Monday 4/4/05 - 11:16:03 AM EST (GMT-5)
Tipping isn't really that big here.

Sometimes it's automatically built into the bill. Sometimes they just pay their staff thnat bit more.

15 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Thursday 4/14/05 - 9:13:34 AM EST (GMT-5)
I tip after tax, and I try to tip about 20%
15 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Thursday 4/14/05 - 10:25:36 AM EST (GMT-5)
Pre.
15 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Thursday 4/14/05 - 10:27:06 AM EST (GMT-5)
If the meal is around $15 or $20 then I tip about $5. If it's more then the tip goes up proportionally if there was good service and a smile.
15 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Thursday 4/14/05 - 10:29:38 AM EST (GMT-5)
I generally go by breast size.

just kidding! I tip whatever seems generous, although like Australia, tipping is not automatic here.

15 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Sunday 7/3/05 - 11:02:21 AM EST (GMT-5)
After. I'm honestly much too lazy to go through the whole bill. xD
13 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Sunday 7/8/07 - 2:54:52 PM EST (GMT-5)
I go by the after tax amount.
13 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Sunday 7/8/07 - 3:11:52 PM EST (GMT-5)
I don't pay attention to that--I just double the sales tax.
13 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Sunday 7/8/07 - 7:22:01 PM EST (GMT-5)
I doubt I would tip on the after tax amount, since the tax isn't something the waiter works for.



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